Claudia Surrage + Christian Cowper - Bernhardt Textiles

Claudia Surrage + Christian Cowper

Christian Cowper and Claudia Surrage met while studying at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, where they both graduated with honors in three-dimensional product and furniture design. Discovering a shared passion for creativity, and simply making things, they formed a strong relationship that led to creating their professional partnership, Phat Studio, in 2018.

Playfully forging a path between art and design, Cowper and Surrage focus on the natural simplicity of materials with a bold and honest approach. Their collaborative work spans various creative fields – from furniture, lighting, and product design, to ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture.

Since creating Phat Studio, their work has received numerous international awards such as John Lewis x Umbra – Design for Small Space Living in 2018, IMM Cologne Pure Talents in 2019, and Ein & Zwanzig (One & Twenty) World’s Finest Design Talents by the German Design Council in 2020.